Conservation Research Scientist - Regular/Full-time
This position is responsible for organizing, conducting, and coordinating supervisor approved research/conservation projects on organismal biology, plant systematics, distribution, evolution, and the general ecology & natural history of the Sonoran Desert Region.
Duties include: developing and undertaking original research programs in areas of expertise; writing grant proposals and fundraising for projects and research & conservation activities; and publishing in scientific, peer-reviewed journals, popular magazines, and other media.
Additional responsibilities include: providing guidance and answering questions from ASDM staff, docents, volunteers and from the public on both sides of the border, contributing to the scientific accuracy of ASDM interpretive & public programs and publications, and promoting science & conservation in the region among governmental and international agencies as well as other governmental and non-governmental organizations.
This position requires a doctoral degree (PhD) in a field related to the conservation of biological diversity, a minimum of five years experience in research & conservation of the Sonoran Desert Region, and a minimum of five years of diverse fundraising experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Must have published records in scientific and popular publications.
Additional qualifications: Must be fluent in written and spoken English, with good conversational-level Spanish, be able to speak in public to both scientific and popular audiences, and be able to travel throughout the region.